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Old 04-19-2014, 05:18 PM
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Default 2wd to 4x4 convertion kit on 86 ranger

Anybody know how to convert it from 2wd to 4x4 I can't find a kit so am I gonna have to fab it myself
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: 2wd to 4x4 convertion kit on 86 ranger

you have twin i beam...just do a solid axle swap its close to a damn bolt in deal...there is no kit for a 4wd swap
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:23 PM
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My truck is 2wd I want to convert it to 4x4. I've done it with my dodge and my chevy but this is the first ford I've owned so i didn't know if they had a kit or I'd have to fab up and bolt it and get a transfer case for it
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:59 PM
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By the time you get all the parts and the amount if time it takes it is not very cost effective
If you really want to do it I agree with the solid axle suggestion
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:01 AM
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That's what I want to put because I had a 97 f250 tht had the twin ibeam and I wasn't impressed by the I beam
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ford used 2 different systems...twin i beam was 2wd and twin traction beam was 4wd
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:14 AM
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It was the 4wd twin I beam. I looks up and down for a 96-97 7.3 liter f250 with a straight axel could t find any. So I had to settle for the twin I and I was not impressed.
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It was the 4wd twin I beam.
no it was twin traction beam..i beam was 2wd ONLY
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My 97 f250 4x4 was 4wd not 2wd. It had a twin I beam set up under the front. I was not impressed with it now the 7.3 liter under the hood and everything else about it I was more than impressed but the I beam I wasn't
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My 97 f250 4x4 was 4wd not 2wd. It had a twin I beam set up under the front. I was not impressed with it now the 7.3 liter under the hood and everything else about it I was more than impressed but the I beam I wasn't
4wd was TWIN TRACTION BEAM can you not read?!

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no it was twin traction beam..i beam was 2wd ONLY
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